The table below looks at the statistics for the Security Analyst role in IT contracts advertised across the UK. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Security Analyst in their job title over the 3 months to 20 August 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Note that daily contractor rates and hourly contractor rates are treated separately. When calculating average contractor rates, daily rates are not derived from quoted hourly rates or vice versa.

Location
3 months to
20 Aug 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Security Analyst
Rank 401 427 450
Rank change year-on-year
+26 +23
Contract jobs requiring a Security Analyst 208 148 156
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.38% 0.28% 0.26%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.41% 0.30% 0.29%
Number of daily rates quoted 159 88 85
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£425 £350 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+21.42% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £318 £207 £208
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £525 £485
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £308 £239
% change year-on-year
+21.75% +29.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 4 1 11
Average hourly rate £26.29 £22.50 £23.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+16.82% -4.25%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £17.07 £22.50 £20.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £35.50 £22.50 £32.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £26.29 £22.50 £27.25
% change year-on-year
+16.82% -17.43%

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Job Titles category in contract jobs advertised across the UK. Most job vacancies include a discernible job title. As such the figures in the first row provide an indication of the total number of contract jobs in the overall sample.

Job Titles Category
UK
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Job Titles category
51170 49280 54602
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 92.36% 92.64% 92.75%
Number of daily rates quoted 30980 29240 30617
Average daily rate £400 £400 £388
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +3.22%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £230 £230
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £575 £558
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £350 £340
% change year-on-year
- +2.94%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1968 2111 2700
Average hourly rate £17.00 £17.50 £19.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-2.85% -7.89%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.50 £11.00 £11.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £39.08 £38.98 £41.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.50 £17.00 £18.68
% change year-on-year
-2.94% -8.98%

Security Analyst
Jobs Demand Trend

This chart provides the 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing Security Analyst in the job title within the UK as a proportion of the total demand within the Job Titles category.

Security Analyst Jobs Demand Trend in the UK

Security Analyst
Daily Rate Trend

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in IT contract jobs citing Security Analyst within the UK.

Security Analyst Daily Rate Trend in the UK

Security Analyst
Daily Rate Histogram

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Security Analyst within the UK over the 3 months to 20 August 2014.

Security Analyst Daily Rate Histogram in the UK

Security Analyst
Hourly Rate Trend

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing Security Analyst within the UK.

Security Analyst Hourly Rate Trend in the UK

Security Analyst
Hourly Rate Histogram

This chart provides a histogram of hourly rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Security Analyst within the UK over the 3 months to 20 August 2014.

Security Analyst Hourly Rate Histogram in the UK

Security Analyst
Top 30 Contract Locations

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Security Analyst within the UK over the 3 months to 20 August 2014. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 3 month period last year.

Location
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Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Average
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Average Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
England +35 194 £425 +21.42% 52
London +65 111 £425 +1.19% 16
South East +3 32 £425 -10.52% 7
City of London +51 31 £475 -9.52% 6
North West -4 16 £488 +72.56% 5
South West -21 14 £355 +24.56% 9
Surrey +9 9 £435 - 1
Scotland -18 9 £375 +15.38% 1
Manchester -4 8 £525 +31.25% 3
Hampshire -10 8 £425 -10.52% 3
East of England -13 7 £300 - 2
Yorkshire +3 6 £350 - 10
Wiltshire - 6 £302 - 1
Swindon - 6 £302 -
South Wales -3 5 £388 - 3
Wales -6 5 £388 - 3
Edinburgh -12 5 £375 -
West Sussex - 5 £320 - 2
East Midlands +8 4 £425 +28.30% 1
Milton Keynes +6 4 - -
Buckinghamshire +3 4 - -
Berkshire -1 4 £438 -12.50% 1
Cheshire -1 4 £353 +25.55% 1
West Midlands -14 4 £423 +40.83% 2
Essex - 3 £300 -
Nottingham +14 2 £413 -
Reading +9 2 - - 1
Nottinghamshire +9 2 £413 -
Chester +4 2 - -
Crawley - 2 £335 - 1

Security Analyst
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 20 August 2014, IT contractor jobs within the UK that cited Security Analyst in their job title mentioned the following IT skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of contract IT job ads sampled with Security Analyst in their job title.

1 178 (46.23%) Information Security
2 153 (39.74%) CISSP
3 119 (30.91%) Firewall
4 99 (25.71%) Finance
5 84 (21.82%) ISO/IEC 27001
6 83 (21.56%) Windows
7 69 (17.92%) Penetration Testing
8 68 (17.66%) Microsoft
9 63 (16.36%) CISM
10 61 (15.84%) Network Security
11 51 (13.25%) Management Information System
11 51 (13.25%) TCP/IP
11 51 (13.25%) Vulnerability Management
12 48 (12.47%) ITIL
12 48 (12.47%) Active Directory
13 47 (12.21%) UNIX
14 45 (11.69%) Risk Management
15 44 (11.43%) Banking
16 42 (10.91%) Cisco
17 41 (10.65%) SIEM
18 40 (10.39%) PCI DSS
19 39 (10.13%) Security Cleared
20 37 (9.61%) Risk Assessment
20 37 (9.61%) Security Management
21 35 (9.09%) CISA
22 34 (8.83%) Qualys
23 32 (8.31%) Linux
24 31 (8.05%) CEH
24 31 (8.05%) Incident Management
25 30 (7.79%) Data Protection

Security Analyst
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 20 August 2014, IT contractor jobs within the UK that cited Security Analyst in their job title mentioned the following IT skills grouped by category. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of contract IT job ads sampled with Security Analyst in their job title. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Application Platforms
1 11 (2.86%) IIS
1 11 (2.86%) SharePoint
2 4 (1.04%) Node.js
3 1 (0.26%) WebLogic
3 1 (0.26%) MS Exchange
3 1 (0.26%) SAS
3 1 (0.26%) CICS
3 1 (0.26%) CMS
3 1 (0.26%) WebSphere
3 1 (0.26%) Joomla!
Applications
1 18 (4.68%) MS Visio
2 16 (4.16%) MS Excel
3 15 (3.90%) MS Office
4 13 (3.38%) MS PowerPoint
5 1 (0.26%) Spreadsheet
5 1 (0.26%) Maple
Business Applications
1 9 (2.34%) assyst
2 6 (1.56%) SAP GRC
3 4 (1.04%) Summit
4 1 (0.26%) SAP Oil and Gas
4 1 (0.26%) Workday HCM
Cloud Services
1 2 (0.52%) Cloud Computing
1 2 (0.52%) SaaS
2 1 (0.26%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 119 (30.91%) Firewall
2 61 (15.84%) Network Security
3 51 (13.25%) TCP/IP
4 28 (7.27%) Internet
5 24 (6.23%) Intrusion Detection
6 20 (5.19%) Wireless
7 18 (4.68%) LAN
8 16 (4.16%) WAN
9 14 (3.64%) SAN
10 11 (2.86%) DNS
11 10 (2.60%) VPN
11 10 (2.60%) Intranet
12 9 (2.34%) Cisco ASA
12 9 (2.34%) Reverse Proxy
13 7 (1.82%) SSL
14 5 (1.30%) DMZ
14 5 (1.30%) DHCP
14 5 (1.30%) Wireshark
15 4 (1.04%) IPsec
15 4 (1.04%) Wi-Fi
Database & Business Intelligence
1 5 (1.30%) Data Warehouse
1 5 (1.30%) Big Data
2 4 (1.04%) SQL Server
3 1 (0.26%) DB2
3 1 (0.26%) MS Access
3 1 (0.26%) Data Mining
3 1 (0.26%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 1 (0.26%) QlikView
Development Applications
1 3 (0.78%) Selenium
1 3 (0.78%) Team Foundation Server
1 3 (0.78%) WebDriver
2 2 (0.52%) Jenkins
2 2 (0.52%) TestNG
2 2 (0.52%) TortoiseSVN
2 2 (0.52%) Ant
2 2 (0.52%) JUnit
2 2 (0.52%) JMeter
2 2 (0.52%) Bugzilla
2 2 (0.52%) Subversion
2 2 (0.52%) Maven
2 2 (0.52%) JIRA
3 1 (0.26%) QADirector
3 1 (0.26%) ChangeMan
3 1 (0.26%) Metasploit
General
1 99 (25.71%) Finance
2 44 (11.43%) Banking
3 17 (4.42%) Investment Banking
4 16 (4.16%) Retail
5 13 (3.38%) Law
5 13 (3.38%) Legal
6 10 (2.60%) Financial Institution
7 6 (1.56%) Publishing
8 5 (1.30%) Telecoms
9 3 (0.78%) Private Banking
9 3 (0.78%) Pharmaceutical
10 2 (0.52%) Retail Banking
10 2 (0.52%) International Banking
11 1 (0.26%) Marketing
11 1 (0.26%) Czech Language
11 1 (0.26%) French Language
11 1 (0.26%) Hungarian Language
11 1 (0.26%) Polish Language
11 1 (0.26%) Military
11 1 (0.26%) Manufacturing
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 16 (4.16%) .NET
2 6 (1.56%) OAuth
3 2 (0.52%) ISPF
3 2 (0.52%) .NET Framework
3 2 (0.52%) Web Services
4 1 (0.26%) SAP XI
4 1 (0.26%) ASP.NET
4 1 (0.26%) JSP
4 1 (0.26%) Regular Expression
4 1 (0.26%) HTML
Miscellaneous
1 51 (13.25%) Management Information System
2 12 (3.12%) Computer Science
3 11 (2.86%) Data Protection Act
4 10 (2.60%) Open Source
5 9 (2.34%) PKI
6 7 (1.82%) Mobile App
7 5 (1.30%) CESG
8 4 (1.04%) Economics
8 4 (1.04%) SecurID
8 4 (1.04%) Mainframe
8 4 (1.04%) GIS
8 4 (1.04%) RMADS
8 4 (1.04%) CMDB
9 3 (0.78%) IBM Mainframe
10 2 (0.52%) Smart Meter
10 2 (0.52%) Blackberry
10 2 (0.52%) Client/Server
10 2 (0.52%) AS400
10 2 (0.52%) CESG CLAS
11 1 (0.26%) Cryptography
Operating Systems
1 83 (21.56%) Windows
2 47 (12.21%) UNIX
3 32 (8.31%) Linux
4 12 (3.12%) Solaris
5 7 (1.82%) Apple iOS
6 5 (1.30%) AIX
7 3 (0.78%) VMS
7 3 (0.78%) zOS
7 3 (0.78%) Windows 7
8 2 (0.52%) Windows Server 2003
8 2 (0.52%) Android
9 1 (0.26%) Windows Server 2008
9 1 (0.26%) HPUX
9 1 (0.26%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 178 (46.23%) Information Security
2 69 (17.92%) Penetration Testing
3 51 (13.25%) Vulnerability Management
4 48 (12.47%) ITIL
5 45 (11.69%) Risk Management
6 41 (10.65%) SIEM
7 37 (9.61%) Security Management
7 37 (9.61%) Risk Assessment
8 31 (8.05%) Incident Management
9 30 (7.79%) Data Protection
9 30 (7.79%) Security Architecture
10 25 (6.49%) Cyber Security
11 22 (5.71%) Kalman Filter
12 21 (5.45%) Information Security Management
13 20 (5.19%) Vulnerability Assessment
14 19 (4.94%) Stakeholder Management
15 18 (4.68%) Information Assurance
16 16 (4.16%) ISMS
16 16 (4.16%) Change Control
16 16 (4.16%) GAP Analysis
Programming Languages
1 23 (5.97%) SQL
2 9 (2.34%) C#
2 9 (2.34%) Perl
3 7 (1.82%) VB
4 4 (1.04%) Java
4 4 (1.04%) LINC
5 3 (0.78%) PowerShell
6 2 (0.52%) Bash Shell
6 2 (0.52%) C
6 2 (0.52%) Python
6 2 (0.52%) REXX
6 2 (0.52%) Ruby
7 1 (0.26%) ABAP
7 1 (0.26%) JavaScript
Qualifications
1 153 (39.74%) CISSP
2 63 (16.36%) CISM
3 39 (10.13%) Security Cleared
4 35 (9.09%) CISA
5 31 (8.05%) CEH
6 28 (7.27%) GIAC
7 26 (6.75%) SC Cleared
8 25 (6.49%) Microsoft Certification
9 22 (5.71%) Cisco Certification
9 22 (5.71%) MCSE
10 17 (4.42%) Degree
10 17 (4.42%) GCIA
11 14 (3.64%) CCNA
12 12 (3.12%) MCP
13 8 (2.08%) GCIH
14 7 (1.82%) ISEB
14 7 (1.82%) CRISC
15 6 (1.56%) CNA
15 6 (1.56%) Novell Certification
15 6 (1.56%) Network+ Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 84 (21.82%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 40 (10.39%) PCI DSS
3 12 (3.12%) Sarbanes-Oxley
4 8 (2.08%) QA
5 7 (1.82%) COBIT
6 4 (1.04%) ISO 14001
6 4 (1.04%) ISO 9001
6 4 (1.04%) SLA
7 3 (0.78%) BS7799
8 1 (0.26%) ISO/IEC 17799
System Software
1 48 (12.47%) Active Directory
2 11 (2.86%) VMware Infrastructure
3 5 (1.30%) RACF
4 3 (0.78%) ISA Server
4 3 (0.78%) Snort
5 2 (0.52%) Nmap
5 2 (0.52%) Microsoft App-V
6 1 (0.26%) UAG
Systems Management
1 15 (3.90%) Nessus
2 12 (3.12%) SCCM
3 4 (1.04%) HP Quality Center
3 4 (1.04%) McAfee ePO
4 2 (0.52%) ZENworks
5 1 (0.26%) Norton AntiVirus
5 1 (0.26%) Tivoli
5 1 (0.26%) Tivoli Identity Manager
5 1 (0.26%) Oracle Identity Manager
5 1 (0.26%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
5 1 (0.26%) WebInspect
Vendors
1 68 (17.66%) Microsoft
2 42 (10.91%) Cisco
3 34 (8.83%) Qualys
4 29 (7.53%) CheckPoint
5 21 (5.45%) McAfee
6 18 (4.68%) Cyber-Ark
7 17 (4.42%) Juniper
7 17 (4.42%) IBM
7 17 (4.42%) HP
8 14 (3.64%) VMware
8 14 (3.64%) F5
9 11 (2.86%) Gemalto
9 11 (2.86%) Citrix
10 10 (2.60%) SAP
10 10 (2.60%) Splunk
11 9 (2.34%) Symantec
12 8 (2.08%) Oracle
12 8 (2.08%) ArcSight
13 7 (1.82%) Websense
14 6 (1.56%) Sourcefire
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